Review-Dahua SD6CE245U-HNI Starlight PTZ 45x Zoom

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  1. looney2ns

    looney2ns IPCT Contributor

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    Courtsey of Andy @EMPIRETECANDY , we have this bad boy to check out.

    It is available here: Aliexpress.com : Buy SD6CE245U HNI 2MP 45x Starlight IR PTZ Network Camera SD6CE245U HNI free DHL shipping from Reliable Surveillance Cameras suppliers on Empire Technology Co., Ltd

    $694 shipped via DHL. Price at time of this writing.

    I have received this camera in exchange for a fair and honest review.

    2MP 45x Starlight IR PTZ Network Camera

    > 1/2.8” 2Megapixel STARVIS™ CMOS
    > Powerful 45x optical zoom
    > Starlight technology
    > Max. 50/60fps@1080P
    > Auto-tracking and IVS
    > IR distance up to 250m
    > Support PoE+
    > IP67, IK10

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    Camera
    Image Sensor 1/2.8” STARVIS™ CMOS
    Effective Pixels 1920(H) x 1080(V), 2 Megapixels
    RAM/ROM 512M/128M
    Scanning System Progressive
    Electronic Shutter Speed 1/1s~1/30,000s
    Minimum Illumination Color: 0.005Lux@F1.6;B/W: 0.0005Lux@F1.6; 0Lux@F1.6 (IR on)
    S/N Ratio More than 55dB
    IR Distance Distance up to 250m (820ft)
    IR On/Off Control Auto/Manual
    IR LEDs 6
    Lens Focal Length 3.95mm~177.7mm
    Max. Aperture F1.6~ F4.95
    Angle of View H: 70.3° ~ 1.8°
    Optical Zoom 45x
    Focus Control Auto/Manual
    Close Focus Distance 100mm~ 1000mm
    DORI Distance
    Note: The DORI distance is a “general proximity” of distance which makes it easy to pinpoint the right camera for your needs. The DORI distance is calculated based on sensor specification and lab test result according to EN 62676-4 which defines the criteria for Detect, Observe, Recognize and Identify respectively.
    Detect Observe Recognize Identify
    2345m(7694ft) 938m(3077ft) 469m(1539ft) 234m(768ft)

    Product page: SD6CE245U-HNI

    Spec Sheet: https://www.dahuasecurity.com/asset/upload/product/20180710/SD6CE245U-HNI_Datasheet_20180709.pdf

    Manual: https://www.dahuasecurity.com/asset...ies-PTZ-Camera-Installation-Manual_V1_0_0.pdf


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    Videos coming later today.
     
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    looney2ns IPCT Contributor

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    All I have to say about this camera is WOW!
    Google says it's 624ft to the stop sign from the cam.
    Be sure to choose 1080p. Ignore the time stamp.
    Its not hiccuped once.



    Ok, more video.
    The camera really struggles to focus and fails to do so at extreme zoom at night. Similar to what my SD59225U-HNI PTZ still does, although its not as bad as this new cam.

    Here is a variety of scenes for your viewing. NOTE: ALL settings are still at factory defaults, and yes I know I don't have it in the best location in reference to IR reflection that is seen. But, thats the location I needed for the longest zoom shot. Be sure to choose 1080p for viewing. Again ignore the time stamp.



     
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    vwnotrunning n3wb

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    Looking forward to this one!
     
  4. EMPIRETECANDY

    EMPIRETECANDY IPCT Vendor

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    Thanks to Looney's always support, this camera is the cost saving model for the 45X zoom PTZ, ultra smart 45X all price 1300usd+, this one can be a good one for guys who need more zoom.
    My warehouse guy put a wrong adapter, so make the testing work delayed, sorry for this.
     
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    Thanks @EMPIRETECANDY and @looney2ns !

    I know it is a lot of work creating decent product reviews, so I'm glad you guys are doing this!
     
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    Fred2000 Young grasshopper

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    Hello,

    I've had the camera for two weeks. I'm very excited about your test and the conclusion.

    salutations
    Michael
     
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    looney2ns IPCT Contributor

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    Video added to post #2.
     
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    looney2ns IPCT Contributor

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    Thanks Brian. ;)
     
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    Parley Getting comfortable

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    Nice job and report. I am glad you are taking up the slack.
     
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    Looking forward to all the feedback.

    I have the younger sibling the SD6CE245U-HNI which I recently got from @EMPIRETECANDY
    Very good cam
     
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    EMPIRETECANDY IPCT Vendor

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    Yes, we will get more cams to share here, and make more fun, lol. Thanks all guys support!
     
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    EMPIRETECANDY IPCT Vendor

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    @looney2ns if you have time, please submit some nightvision videos. Thanks for your effort
     
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    looney2ns IPCT Contributor

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    Will do. Had a bad storm tonight so not sure what is useable we'll get errr done.
     
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    Fred2000 Young grasshopper

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    Hello,
    After 2 weeks of using the camera I can report the following experiences.
    Good things first.
    Very good quality of the housing
    Zoom class
    Good infrared illumination at close range

    Unfortunately I also have some problems I don't know from my SD 49SD49225T-HN

    The bit rate can only be set to max. 4608 for h265 (too low for 50 FPS)
    PFA works better with my SD 49SD49225T
    Autotracking rarely works well, the camera misses the target when zooming and is then a few meters away from it. Sometimes the target is briefly fixed and then the camera pans onto the house wall or into the sky.
    Weak focus at night at distances over 70m
    I think the camera has potential but it urgently needs a firmware update.

    regards
     
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    EMPIRETECANDY IPCT Vendor

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    what is your FW version? Send me the Version No i will check if any new.
     
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    you dont need more than 4600 bitrate for h.265 on a 2mp camera even at 50fps, and you certainly dont need 50fps...if you are trying to shoot a movie with an ip camera you have the wrong hardware. Auto tracking always was and always will be a gimmick with these cameras, the only true way to do it is will a second wide angle camera that tells the tracker where to look and have two or more tracking cameras.
     
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    Fred2000 Young grasshopper

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    Hello,
    thank you for your answers.
    @ Fenderman
    I don't want to make movies, of course. I use the camera to observe a willow with donkey. The 50 FPS are helpful if anything has happened to identify the cause. The animals can be very fast. :) At h265 I sometimes get blurred, at h264 with a bitrate of 8000 I don't. The autotracking does not work error-free is clear to me. But it could be a little better already.
    @ Empiretech
    System version
    2.622.0000000.5.R.E4.4510.UN.NR, Build Date: 2017-12-28
    PTZ version: 2.400.0000000.10.RHNAD_171212_525EB version 3.2.1.533628
    Otherwise, the camera runs perfectly. In general, I am satisfied.

    Now I'm looking forward to the test of looney2. I want to take the treat.

    regards
     
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    Blur has nothing to do with bitrate...it's the exposure